January 20, 2024

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9.48pm

Huge moment for Nostova

The world number 50 has Linda Nostova, at 19, has taken down No.1 see Iga Swiatek.

The women’s draw was already in flux after a few surprise defeats, now it is in chaos.

But let’s keep the focus on this plucky teen who stared down one of the world’s elite players and beat her in three sets on centre court.

The world is now watching her.

Linda Noskova celebrates her win over Iga Swiatek.Credit: AP

9.37pm

Swiatek is out

By Scott Spits

BOILOVER! Swiatek dumped from the Open.

Czech mate.Linda Noskova defeats the world No.1 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.

9.36pm

Nostova serving for match

Teenager Linda Noskova has the chance to serve out the match and cause a massive boilover by eliminating world No.1 Iga Swiatek.Talk about a strong spotlight!

Can the Czech keep her nerves and send the star Pole straight to the airport.

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9.33pm

Noskova has Swiatek in trouble

By Scott Spits

Boy, oh, boy …. it’s on on centre court.

Czech teenager Linda Noskova has the world No.1 on the ropes.

She broke in the seventh game of the deciding set and quickly consolidated the break.

Suddenly, she’s merely one game away from a massive upset ….

Noskova leads 3-6, 6-3, 5-3. The crowd on Rod Laver Arena are on the edge of their seats.

9.32pm

From 7am sleep to victory – how Medvedev survived his late finish

Daniil Medvedev admits he was struggling today after playing until 4am in his last match.

He said he tried to send Felix some tough shots to reduce the amount of running he had to do.

“It was tough, especially after the last match I had,” Medvedev said to Jim Courier post match.

Daniil Medvedev.Credit: AP

“I was happy to play at a good level. It was tough for me to run, so I tried to give him a tough shot and I was able to play some good shots in the third set and win the match.

“It’s not easy. I don’t feel fresh or 100 per cent but we tried to do the best I could.”

Medvedev said he didn’t sleep until 7am following his 4am finish compared to usually trying to sleep from 11pm to 9am.

“I went back to the hotel and did my physio work and went to sleep at 7am and woke up at 12pm,” Medvedev said.

“I have the super ability to sleep whenever I want, I’m sure many players would want that.”

He joked that back home with a pre-school aged daughter, it was tough to do that.

9.21pm

Medvedev is into the fourth round

Medvedev has won in straight sets, he won the third set 6-3 and looks right in the mix for the men’s title.

Felix will have to wait another year to make a run at this tournament.

He won 6-3, 6-4, 6-3.

Daniil Medvedev.Credit: Getty Images

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9.19pm

Hunter survives scare to keep Open doubles dream alive

Storm Hunter remains in contention for a breakthrough Australian Open doubles title after she and Katerina Siniakova overcame a big scare from Destanee Aiava and Maddison Inglis to reach the third round.

Aussie duo Aiava and Inglis were on track to cause a massive boilover when they won the first set on 1573 Arena but third seeds Hunter and Siniakova rallied for a 2-6 7-5 6-1 victory.

Storm Hunter.Credit: Getty Images

Hunter is the world’s No.1-ranked doubles player and after her brilliant singles run to the third round ended on Friday at the hands of Barbora Krejcikova – Siniakova’s former playing partner – she still has silverware in her sights.

The Australian’s best previous women’s doubles results at her home slam are quarter-finals in 2022 and 2023.

Reigning men’s champions Jason Kubler and Rinky Hijikata are out of this year’s Open, the local pairing falling in three sets in the second round.

The duo, who were ranked 16th, lost 6-4 4-6 6-3 to unseeded Germans Yannick Hanfmann and Dominik Koepfer on Saturday.

Wildcards in last year’s draw, Hijikata and Kubler secured a memorable first grand slam title when they accounted for Hugo Nys and Jan Zielinski in the 2023 final.

Their loss puts a dent in hopes of a local pairing capturing the men’s doubles title for a third straight year, with Kubler and Hijikata having followed the equally unlikely charge by Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis in 2022.

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9.08pm

Medvedev with shot of the night and a break

Medvedev is two games from the fourth round and he deserves it after a cracking game to break Felix.

The Canadian tried to surprise Medvedev with a drop shot at 0-30 and it landed just over the net but the No.3 seed bolted to the net and just reached the ball, then managed to flick it over and landed it in the back corner.

Daniil Medvedev.Credit: AP

Sheer brilliance and then he finished the game with a cross-court forehand winner.

The ovation he received might have been the best one I’ve heard Medvedev get in this city.

It’s 6-3-, 6-4, 4-1 to Medvedev in the third set.

9.00pm

Fans rallying for Felix

With such a beautiful evening playing out, at least judging from the skyline and balmy weather, fans don’t want to go home early.

So we are hearing a lot more “C’mon Felix” and “Let’s go Felix”.

“Daniil” has a few fans too, especially when things go quiet before a point is played.

It’s still on serve at 2-1 in the third set with Medvedev up two sets to love.

Felix Auger-Aliassime.Credit: Getty Images

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8.55pm

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